Rent with confidence.
At Gallinoto Realtors, we offer expert advice before you lease residential homes, condominiums and apartments. We’re real estate experts with the knowledge you need when renting in the Hartford, Tolland and Litchfield County market. We recommend a person-to-person consultation to assure that you’re completely knowledgeable about your options.
While renting a property is not nearly as complicated as buying a property, it’s still important to fully understand the rental process so that you’ll be prepared for whatever you experience. The process begins with numerous forms and agreements you need to complete, to assure that you understand the terms of your lease and the required disclosures.
In order for you to have the best experience possible, it’s important for you to understand everything from the initial documentation you need to complete, to the search process, and finally, to signing your new lease.
What you need to know before signing a lease.
How much can you afford?
The basic guideline is that you should dedicate about 25-30% of your monthly gross income (before taxes, social security, other recurring debts) on your monthly rent.
How long do you plan on staying there?
Most tenants prefer a one-year lease term, because one of the reasons they are renting is to retain flexibility and mobility.
Where do you want to live?
Renting a home is about becoming part of a community (and a school district, if that’s important), so you need to decide what town you wish to live in.
What type of rental?
Most tenants rent a condominium or apartment unit, but in today’s rental market you’ll find many options for single-family homes. The single-family homes do provide more room and a home-like feel.